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Baroque Oboe Concertos / Negri, Holliger, Staatskappelle


Release Date: 05/13/2010 
Label:  Philips Baroque Classics Catalog #: 422492   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jean-Marie LeclairAlessandro MarcelloAntonio VivaldiGeorg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Heinz Holliger
Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Famous Oboe Concertos" is a mistaken title to give a collection in which none of the works is really well-known and two of them not even specifically for oboe. Leelair's Concerto, for violin, flute or oboe, is a poised, elegant work, well worth including in the record; Vivaldi's D minor Concerto, for either violin or oboe, is a light, cheerful piece, very agreeable in manner without making any claims to greatness. The Telemann Concerto for oboe d'amore resurrects music for that most delightful of instruments, known really only by way of Bach's Passions, one or two orchestral works such as Strauss's Sinfonia Domestica and the Concerto which Tovey reconstructed from a Bach Clavier Concerto. It is a charming work, charmingly played Read more here. The only concerto of the four which is at all familiar in the oboe repertory is Marcello's attractive piece. If the concertos are not very well-known, they deserve attention from collectors of some of the lesser and most pleasant kinds of eighteenth-century music. Holliger's performances are a delight, and the recording has the silky smoothness one has come to associate with the Dresden sessions of the VEB Deutsche Schallplatten. Cordially recommended.

-- Gramophone [11/1973, reviewing the original LP release]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concertos (6) for Flute, Strings and Basso Continuo, Op. 7: no 3 in C major by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1737; France 
2. Concerto for Oboe in D minor by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
3. Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Op. 8 no 9/RV 454 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4. Concerto for Oboe in G major by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Master Oboist ! February 25, 2014 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "The date of this recording is 1972. It was among my first CD acquisitions when players came on the market. Everyone should have at least one recording that features this difficult to master instrument. Heinz Holliger displays his gift for musical expression via the oboe at the highest level of performance." Report Abuse
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